As promised, we are keeping you up to date with changes to regulations during the Covid-19 pandemic. The government are due to review the current lockdown status but have yet to do so. However, you may hear in the press and on social media that the British Veterinary Association has published guidelines suggesting some relaxation in what patients veterinary practices can see. Our governing body, the RCVS, is keen that we are still protecting human health by limiting unnecessary journeys, thus keeping you, our clients, and us, the staff, safe.
This is not a case of “business as usual”. We are, however, aware that as time moves on, what was not initially an emergency or urgent becomes an issue. With this in mind we will be considering the following procedures on a case by case basis in addition to our current triage and emergency service, supplemented by telephone consults. We would ask you respect our veterinary surgeons’ professional opinion in the decision on whether or not to do a procedure. We are well placed to assess the risks and advantages of each veterinary visit and will advise you on the safest course of action for yourselves and your pet.
We will offer:
• Vaccination of puppies
• Vaccination of rabbits in high risk areas for VHD and Myxomatosis
• Neutering of male cats of 5 months of more in a multi-cat household with an entire female
We will consider on a case by case basis:
• Neutering or chemical castration of male dogs in a multi-dog household with an entire female
• Dog booster vaccinations that are 3 months overdue (ie. it has been 15 months since their last booster). This does not include Kennel Cough Vaccinations
We understand this is a confusing and frightening time, and we want to reassure you that we are here for your pets. We also take our responsibility to human health very seriously and do not want to be the instigators of unnecessary journeys that could put more strain on the NHS.
Stay safe and best wishes.
Avril & Nicola